Vocational competency and industry currency are cornerstones to credentialing trainers and assessors in the VET sector, yet the requirements are often misunderstood by RTOs. So what exactly is vocational competence and industry currency?
Vocational Competence means industry knowledge and experience in the units of competency to be delivered and assessed.
Industry Currency ensures that training and assessment is based on current industry practices and meets the needs of industry.
Fact Sheets provide training providers with more detailed information and guidance on the Standards for RTOs. The full suite of TAC Fact Sheets is available on the TAC website.
Revised Fact Sheets include the following:
Did you know that if an RTO has a qualification on its scope of registration, the RTO can train, assess and issue statements of attainment for units of competency that are listed in the packaging rules for that qualification. This is called implicit scope.
Units of competency that are not named as core or listed electives in the packaging rules for that qualification (i.e. imported units), cannot be offered on a standalone basis. These units must be added to an RTO's explicit scope of registration separately.
RTOs must also consider pre-requisites when importing units from a different training package.
At its July 2021 meeting, the Council agreed to extend the transition periods for:
A full list of training products approved for an extended transition period is available on the TAC Website.
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